Barn weddings with a high DIY factor and built on a low cost budget can be the most amazing experience - as you will see. We had a blast to find ideas and to plan for invitations, decorations and the best dress.
But let’s start from the beginning: My daughter and her fiancé / now husband live at the moment in different parts of Germany because of their professions. She has her flat in Frankfurt (south), he lives in Hamburg (north) (That’s not meant forever, only until November this year). When they planned for the location of their wedding, they found a compromise by Lüneburg, a lovely town in-between the both metropolises. They rented a barn, perfect for the party. Now the planning and preparation started: endless Skype conversations back and forth, online planning sheets available for the persons involved, a masterpiece of organization. The fiancé and his parents took care of the meals (planned for the buffet, the beverages, did groceries and cooked), while my daughter and I were the decoration dream-team. She sewed table cloth, we drank a loooot of wine and ate marmalade in advance to get all the empty glas jars to decorate with flowers and candles :-). Everything had to be planned, purchased and organized in advance to bring to the barn in that other town (Not to mention that the both have no own car. So they ordered things online, sent it to my house and we brought it with our car, too funny).
The afternoon before the wedding the cooking team A and decoration team B did their best, like a whirlwind. And we made it. We were rewarded with the best weather ever: on a late summer day we still had it sunny and warm, we could wear sleeveless. We could sit outdoor and enjoy the barbecue. We had an amazing time!
It was t.h.e p.e.r.f.e.c.t d.a.y!
They are such a sweet couple and you can feel their genuine love for each other. And they are expecting their first baby in February. Enjoy the moments with me…
The wedding preparations hit me during a time, when I am already working towards quilt market. The newest collection is already in (pssst, see my skirt…) I am designing quilts, sewing, writing patterns and still work on the new blocks of
FREE QUILT ALONG BLOCKHEADS 2018
CIRCLE AND STAR
Last week we worked on Block 19 and 20. This week we have again two blocks in our Moda Blockheads 2018 (Round 2) project. This time we have an appliqué block, Circle and Star, hosted by Jan Patek. Jan loves to appliqué and although her quilts are intentionally traditional, her appliqué designs are kind of “primitive”, in a way, that you can easily adapt them for modern design ideas.
Block 21, Circle and Star
I can easily imagine this simple star as a motif for a teenage sweater or in a smaller version on a baby romper. I did mine with raw edge machine appliqué: button hole stitch with cotton thread around the shapes. 15 min block!
Don't miss the other blockheads involved in this project:
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilt
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
Me & My Sister Designs
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Stacy Iest Hsu
Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique